As anyone who loves watching award shows can attest, the Golden Globe Awards is certainly one of the more unpredictable shows out there. There’s something honestly very special about the awards show, and as these facts about the Golden Globe Awards prove, that’s something which has always been historically true for the event.
The Golden Globes Were Founded In 1943
The award ceremony was started by 21 foreign journalists and had only five categories at first: Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
The Golden Globe Statuettes Are Worth $800
The stunning statuettes plated with 24-karat gold. Plus, the statuette is 10.75 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide, and weighs 5.5 pounds — perfect for lifting weights!
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And The Person With The Most Golden Globe Wins Is… Barbra Streisand
She’s the proud bearer of a solid 9 Golden Globe Statuettes.
‘Deadpool’ is the First Live-Action Superhero Movie to be nominated
Ryan Reynolds earned his first Golden Globe nomination for the movie, which is the first superhero blockbuster to be competing for the Best Motion Picture category.
The one and only venue for the Golden Globes
The Globes have been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel since 1961.
Films that won the most statuettes
The title for most Globes won by a film is shared by five winners: Doctor Zhivago (1966), Love Story (1971), The Godfather (1973), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1976), and A Star Is Born (1977).
Most Golden Globes nominations in one year goes to Jamie Foxx
The honour of most nominations in one year goes to Jamie Foxx. In 2005 he was nominated for: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Ray; Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Drama, Collateral; and Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Redemption.
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